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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud reacts to a missed opportunity in the North London derby against TottenhamReuters

After a quite pathetic display against Tottenham in the North London Derby on Saturday, Arsenal will look to those bouncebackability powers when they host Leicester City in the English Premier League on Tuesday.

The Gunners were pretty poor against Spurs, failing to find their groove with the ball, while being pegged back time and again by the home team at White Hart Lane.

What looked like being a great outing after an early goal from Mesut Ozil, turned sour soon enough as Tottenham hit back from 1-0 down to top their local rivals 2-1.

Losing to Spurs always hurts Arsenal, and the only way they can ease that pain is by beating bottom club Leicester City, who are in absolute turmoil following a saga regarding their manager Nigel Pearson.

"What you focus on is how you can put your team in a position to respond well and quickly, and get on with your job," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.

"We have a very important period in front of us, with the Champions League, the Premier League and the FA Cup. It is important that the team respond very well and very quickly.

"We are going into a period where we play many games and where all our squad will be highly important. [It is important that] every player is focused, determined and ambitious."

The battle for the top four looks like going down to the wire this season, with just ten points separating Manchester City in second to Liverpool in seventh.

Arsenal are currently in sixth place, seven behind City, and three adrift of third-placed Southampton, and Wenger will know only a win will do at the Emirates against Leicester.

"[Leicester] look like a team who plays in the Premier League and fights to survive in the Premier League," Wenger said. "That means it demands a complete focus from us and that we respond very strongly to our defeat on Saturday.

"We had a very strong run just before Saturday. We just want to continue that and respond very strongly to the disappointment.

"It's about performance on the day and because the Premier League is tight, the difference between the teams is very small.

"If you look at the table, nobody [near the bottom of the league is] definitely out of the fight, so I think all the teams who are down there and fighting to survive can stay up."

Arsenal will welcome Alexis Sanchez back into the side, after the Chilean missed the last couple of games with a tight hamstring. While Sanchez was not a big miss in the 5-0 thumping of Aston Villa, the forward's energy and penchant for magic was sorely missed against Tottenham, and Wenger will be glad to have his star man back.

For Leicester, it will be about turning their focus back to matters on the pitch, after Pearson was fired and then rehired in a matter of a few hours in bizarre circumstances.

The pressure is also on Pearson to get his team back playing well again after the manager was embroiled in a ridiculous fracas with James McArthur, where he seemed to hold the Crystal Palace midfielder's throat at one time.

Pearson could face the sack if Leicester fall to Arsenal on Tuesday, but the manager remains confident of being at the helm until the end of the season.

"I'm always happy to take the responsibility that management and being a manager brings," he said. "You can't go into managerial job and expect it to go exactly how you want it all the time.

"I've had a few ups and downs here and sometimes as a manager you have to be prepared to shoulder slightly more responsibility than you might like at times, but I'm more than happy to do that because it's my team.

"Any assurances that I have ... what goes on behind closed doors will stay there."

Where to Watch Live

The English Premier League game is scheduled for a 7.45 pm GMT (1.15 am IST, 3.45 pm ET) start with live coverage in India on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1 in India. The match can also be watched via live streaming online in India on StarSports.com.

there will be no live match coverage in the UK. Catch the game live in the US on NBC Sports, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online.

Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports and live stream it Fox Sports On Demand, while viewers watching in Canada can do so on TSN4 or TSN TV.

Expected lineups: Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Coquelin; Walcott, Ramsey, Cazorla, Sanchez; Giroud.

Leicester City: Schwarzer; Simpson, Wasilewski, Morgan, Konchesky; Mahrez, Cambiasso, James, Schlupp; Nugent, Ulloa.

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